God he likes touring, doesn't he? Suppose it's better than sitting about the house...

Bob Dylan will play Britain and Ireland this summer to kick off his European tour.

The rock legend will start the jaunt at Cardiff’s International Arena on June 18, before heading to the Newcastle Telewest Arena on June 22 and Glasgow SECC on June 23.

Bob Dylan will also play at Belfast’s Stormont Castle on June 26 as part of the annual summer concert, and at Galway’s Pearse Stadium on June 27.

The singer will then head off around Europe to play shows in Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.

The dates are:

Cardiff International Arena (June 18)

Newcastle Telewest Arena (22)

Glasgow SECC (23)

Belfast Stormont Castle (26)

Galway Pearse Stadium (27)

Bonn (Venue TBC) (29)

Worms Platz der Partnerschaft (30)

Padova Villa Pisani (July 2)

Como Villa Erba (3)

St. Etienne (Venue TBC) (5)

Montauban (Venue TBC) (6)

Barcelona Poble Espanyol (7)

Motril Plaza de Toros (9)

Cordoba Plaza de Toros (12)

Madrid Alcala de Henares Huerto del Palacio (13)

Leon Plaza de Toros (15)

Santiago de Compostela Monte de Gozo Festival (16)

Vilar de Mouros Vilar de Mouros Festival (18)

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